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Watch the trippiest virtual trip through the Large Hadron Collider

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 13:31
We'll bet you didn't wake up this morning wanting to experience what a particle goes through as it zooms along the massive tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider. Oh, wait -- you did? Well, game development studio Funktronic Labs is waaay ahead of...

Tesco Hudl2 review: The UK's best value tablet

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 13:00
A supermarket turned tablet maker doesn't sound like the wisest of career progressions. Tesco's not your average supermarket, though. When you consider the Tesco machine also operates video- and music-streaming services, an e-book store and an online...

Tesla Model S is now cheaper to lease, comes with a return policy

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:33
Tesla has just revealed reduced lease rates for its Model S, along with a "happiness guarantee" that lets you return the EV up to three months after purchase with no penalty. Elon Musk said that buyers in certain states will get rates up to 25...

Motorola UK begins selling the Moto 360, discounts the Moto X for one day only

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:16
Nigh on a month later than originally planned, Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch has officially arrived in the UK today (although O2 apparently let a few units slip out at the beginning of the month). The limited stock that's available is up for grabs...

LG nails the coffin down on plasma TVs

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:02
It won't be long before you won't need to auction a lung off in order to buy a 4K OLED TV, which means there's even less reason to buy a plasma than ever before. That's why LG has finally joined Samsung and Panasonic in taking the outdated business...

Apple to distribute over $100 million worth of iPads in underprivileged schools

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 11:05
Students in 114 schools across the country are about to get free iPads straight from Apple, thanks to the tech titan's $100 million pledge to President Obama's ConnectED initiative. Cupertino first announced its support for the project (which aims to...

Amazon starts selling smartphones on O2 pay-monthly contracts

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 10:23
Amazon and O2 obviously established something of a rapport while working together on the UK launch of the Fire phone. Today, the pair solidify their alliance, with Amazon taking on a new role as an O2 contract reseller. The online retail giant spins...

New smartphone movie tickets don't require a scanner

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 10:20
Sure, digital tickets allow you to skip the printer before heading to see Gone Girl or Fury, but you still have to get the scan of approval before nabbing the over-priced popcorn. MovieTickets.com's new system that only requires theater staff to take...

Researchers take a hint from birds to fight airplane turbulence

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 09:10
We've all been there: you're trying to catch a little shut-eye on a flight when boom, out of nowhere, the plane hits a rough patch and you're dramatically roused from your slumber. Thanks to researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia,...

SmartThings brings its home automation app to Windows Phone

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 08:29
Samsung promised an open platform when it purchased SmartThings, a startup that aims to make every household more intelligent with its products. So, despite the automation service already being present on iOS and Android, the most popular mobile...

Exploit lets remote attackers lock your Samsung phone

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 07:31
If you're using Samsung's Find My Mobile service to keep tabs on your Galaxy phone's whereabouts, you may want to stop using it for a while. Both NIST and security researcher Mohamed Baset are warning about an exploit that lets evildoers remotely...

Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, TVs and the power of the iPhone

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 06:01
Tim Cook started out his talk with Gerard Baker, Wall Street Journal's editor-in-chief, at the WSJD Live conference with a very obvious statement: "The phone is the majority of the company's revenue," and it will continue to be for the foreseeable...

High-tech hearing aids make autotune sound even worse

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 05:09
You'd think the more modern, high-tech hearing aids would be better at everything than their older counterparts, but that's apparently not the case. According to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder, newer models are apparently no match...

YouTube CEO confirms music subscription service is coming soon

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 04:47
There have been plenty of rumors about YouTube starting up a music subscription service, including a confirmation from the Google-owned group in June that it was coming later in the summer (which has obviously come and gone). Tonight we heard another...

Walmart starts selling used games on November 3rd

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 04:01
Remember when Walmart announced it was going to start taking video-game trade-ins? Well, now the retail giant's ready to sell them back to you. Starting November 3rd, some 1,700 of Walmart's stores will begin selling pre-owned games. And to take...

Tim Cook explains why the iPod Classic had to die

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 03:52
It was the best question pitched to Apple CEO at WSJD's Live conference: Why was the iPod discontinued? Apparently it's a very simple reason: "We couldn't get the parts any more," explained Tim Cook. "They don't make them any more." While the iPod...

In 72 hours, Apple Pay is already the wireless payment leader in the US

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 03:30
Paying with your phone still feels fancy, and at WSJD Live today, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained that the company has already registered 1 million customers. Compared to say, iPhone sales, it might not seem all that impressive, but Cook added that Visa...

T-Mobile keeps outgrowing its rivals with 2.3 million new customers

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 02:14
T-Mobile has apparently decided that UnCarriers release their fiscal results at night, well after investors have gone home -- and to no one's surprise, there's plenty of good news that couldn't wait until the morning. The Magenta network is reporting...

'Windows 93' is like your childhood computer on acid

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 01:43
Flat design. Pfffft. You know what's really cool? ASCII renditions of Star Wars: A New Hope in what appears to be its entirety. This bonafide internet gem (and who even knows how many others) are hidden in Windows 93, a web app spotted by The Verge...

OK Go's new music video has robotic seats, drones and life-sized pixel art

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 00:59
Say what you will about OK Go's music, but the band has a knack for attention-getting uses of technology in its videos -- and its latest project only drives that point home. The new "I Won't Let You Down" promo has band members performing dance...

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